I made these peanut butter cups as a gift for my family when I visit them for Christmas. These peanut butter cups are great because they are easy to make, taste delicious, and have none of the additives of the store bought brands! I had seen many versions of this recipe, but I made my own because I didn’t think these needed any of the extra ingredients (sugaring up the peanut butter, buttering up the chocolate, etc). The NutritiousDaily version has two ingredients, chocolate and peanut butter! And believe me, they come out GREAT… worthy enough to gift to my family (who cares naught for the health factor of their candies). Use whatever chocolate you enjoy eating for this recipe since we won’t be mixing it into any other ingredients. I like the home-made look of these, so I didn’t try to hard to make them look nice!
- 8-10 oz chocolate of choice, chopped or morsels (I did mostly semi-sweet but added in a handful of milk chocolate)
- peanut butter of choice (I like natural or just ground peanuts)
- Place mini muffin liners in a 12-muffin mini muffin pan
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate on HIGH for 2-3 minutes, stirring after 1 and 2 minutes. Do not overheat. Chocolate may not be completely melted until stirred.
- Spoon a layer of the chocolate into each muffin liner. It should cover the bottom by 1/4 inch or so.
- Spoon a dollop of peanut butter into the center of each chocolate-filled liner.
- Cover with more of the chocolate, making sure to cover peanut butter, pressing down to flatten the peanut butter if necessary.
- Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to set, then you can bring back to room temperature before serving.